- Examining how and when behaviors spread between individuals - e.g., does the spread of energy conservation behaviors in the workplace occur between coworkers?
- Exploring factors influencing theconsistency of individuals' behaviors ("behavior spillover") - e.g., do people who purchase an energy efficient vehicle begin to also conserve energy at home?
- Testing the influence of systems thinking on the spread of behavior and behavior spillover - e.g., people who appreciate that others also need to save energy to mitigate climate change may want to talk to others; people who understand that saving water also saves energy may want to engage in both behaviors
- Developing theoretical models of behavior maintenance - e.g., how do we help people not only initiate a new behavior, but maintain that behavior over time?
- Using meta-analysis to understand when environmental, prosocial, and health behavior change interventions are effective, and ensuring policymakers use cutting-edge evidence to guide organizational and governmental behavior change policy
Maki, A. (in press). Environmental Psychology. Chapter to appear in E. Wohl (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Maki, A., Carrico, A. R., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Doing the wrong things for the right reasons: How environmental fallacies affect environmental behavior. Chapter to appear in B. G. Southwell, E. A. Thorson, & L. Sheble (Eds.), Misinformation and Mass Audiences. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.
Maki, A., Cohen, M. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. (in press). Using meta-analysis in the social sciences to improve environmental policy. Chapter to appear in W. Leal, J. Callewaert, & R. Marans (Eds.), Handbook of Sustainability and Social Science Research. New York City, NY: Springer Publishing. Personal blog post
Moses, J. F., Dwyer, P. C., Fuglestad, P. T., Kim, J. S., Maki, A., Snyder, M., & Terveen, L. (in press). Encouraging online engagement: The role of interdependent self-construal and social motives in fostering online participation. Personality and Individual Differences.
Snyder, M. & Maki, A. (2015). The psychology of volunteerism. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Studies, Second Edition. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science. Request article
Maki, A., & Lauber, J. (2012). UMore Park: Culture and community action plan. The Sustainable Community at UMore Park: Aspirational Goals and Action Plan for Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN: UMore Development LLC.
Manuscripts under Review
Maki, A., McKinney, E., Vandenbergh, M. P., Cohen, M. A., & Gilligan, J. M. Employee energy benefits: What are they and what effect do they have on environmental behavior and employee morale? Revise and resubmit at Energy Efficiency.
Maki, A., Vandenbergh, M. P., & Wallston, K. A. Do political conservatives prefer private sector action to mitigate climate action? An experimental examination. Under review at Global Environmental Change. Vanderbilt media coverage
Panos, M. E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. The effects of social norms and default behaviors on the decision to eat. Under review at Appetite.
Raimi, K. T., Maki, A., Dana, D. A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The moral hazard of geoengineering as a response to climate change. Under review at Climatic Change.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Corser, R. J., Maki, A., & Haws, K. L. The role of systems thinking in meat consumption: An experimental test.
Grames, E., Maki, A., & Rothman, A. J. Determining the best way to measure preferences for environmental behaviors in a multiple response option context.
Maki, A. The spread of behavior: When and how do proenvironmental behaviors spread to other people and other behaviors?
Maki, A. Who tries to spread their proenvironmental behaviors to other people and other behaviors?
Maki, A., & Vandenbergh, M. P. The social predictors and carbon costs of food waste.
Ng, S., Vandenbergh, M. P., Barkenbus, J., Maki, A., & Raimi, K. T. The role of recycling in mitigating climate change.